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Bone treats may be deadly for dogs, FDA warns
From the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and in the news this week:Illnesses reported to FDA by owners and veterinarians in dogs that have eaten bone treats have included:Gastrointestinal obstruction (blockage in the digestive tract)ChokingCuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsilsVomitingDiarrheaBleeding from the rectum, and/orDeath. Approximately fifteen dogs reportedly died after...[ Read More... ]
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Cryptosporidium parasite
...Like Cryptosporidium.  It is the cause of an Alabama water pak being temporarilty closed until they "super chlorinate" the water, planning to be running in time for this weekend, August 20 and 21.The Spring Valley Beach Water Park in Blountsville, Alabama, was closed this weekend after health officials traced a parasite called cryptosporidium to the park. The microscopic...[ Read More... ]
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Baby formula risks
 There are a lot of health benefits for babies breastfeeding, from absorbing antibodies to help babies fight off viruses and bacteria, to lowering their risk of having asthma or allergies.  Babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea ("Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and Baby -...[ Read More... ]
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4-year-old Nevaeh suffered brain damage after dentist sedation for a tool pull
Sedation for a tooth pull caused severe brain damage:HOUSTON --A 4-year-old girl went to a dentist to get a tooth pulled, and she's now in a hospital with severe brain damage. Her family is living a nightmare. They want to know how what should have been a simple procedure went so wrong.Two months ago, Nevaeh begged her mom to go to Chuck e Cheese. Now she's at a rehab hospital. The 4-year-old...[ Read More... ]
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